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joint venture n
1 : a cooperative business agreement or partnership between two or more parties that is usually limited to a single enterprise and that involves the sharing of resources, control, profits, and losses compare combination
2 : a criminal undertaking by two or more persons in which each intentionally takes part used in the law of Massachusetts
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.